Charging the iPhone 4 when visiting Reunion

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 4 from a Reunionese power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger.

Reunionese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . When you are planning a holiday to Reunion the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 4 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz E Type Reunionese plug outlet, the Reunionese will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. If you are visiting Reunion from another country ensure your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that the iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Reunion

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Reunion?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Reunion by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Reunion?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 the best international travel adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Reunionese trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Reunionese power outlet

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Reunionese power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 from a Reunionese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Reunionese power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge. [AD]
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Reunionese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.